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Porter Airlines is launching daily service to the U.S. with its new Embraer E195-E2 aircraft, covering Florida with five destinations.
Services includeToronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) to Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Fort Myers (RSW), Miami (MIA), Orlando (MCO), and Tampa (TPA); as well as Ottawa International Airport (YOW) to Fort Lauderdale (FLL), and Orlando (MCO). All routes begin with one daily, roundtrip flight.
The new routes are Porter’s first to the U.S. using its state-of-the-art 132-seat, all-economy Embraer E195-E2 aircraft. The two-by-two configuration provides a more comfortable passenger experience and means that Porter is the only airline with no middle seats on every flight.
“Canadians are used to flying to Florida, but not like this. Porter’s all-economy onboard service is unmatched by any other carrier in North America. Whether that’s free WiFi, no middle seats, free beer and wine alongside premium snacks, or fresh, healthy food, Porter is challenging the industry’s definition of economy air travel. We believe that time onboard our aircraft is just as important as at the destination,” saidKevin Jackson, executive vice president and chief commercial officer, Porter Airlines.
“We are excited to welcome Porter Airlines to Florida. Our Canadian visitors will be able to take advantage of these direct flights to 5 different destinations throughout the state and experience our beautiful beaches, miles of nature trails and endless opportunities for fun in the sun.”
Dana Young, president and CEO, Visit Florida said: “At Broward County’s Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL), we’re pleased to welcome Porter Airlines to our portfolio of international carriers with new flights to Ottawa and Toronto. South Florida is a popular destination for Canadian tourists and visiting snowbirds, and we’re confident FLL patrons will enjoy this new service.”
Ben Siegel, CPA, C.M., executive director of the Lee County Port Authority said: “We are excited to welcome Porter Airlines for the first time ever at Miami International Airport and open our arms to more Canadian visitors to Miami-Dade County. At 603,000 passengers in 2022, Canada was already MIA’s 10th-busiest international market last year, and travel between Canada and MIA is up a whopping 44% so far this year. I look forward to seeing Porter Airlines’ daily service from Toronto strengthen that thriving connection between Canada and Miami-Dade County even more.”
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